Friday, September 23, 2016


I'm really loving this red bandanna-print skirt—1 item anchoring 3 blog looks in 5 months has to be a new personal record for me! While the first time I wore it, I was still testing the waters (I hadn't resized it appropriately yet, and I wore it with a too-large shirt I've since sold, so everything hung on me like so many sacks), by the second time, I'd refined it to a level of sleek yet rural sophistication. This third time, I decided to replace the white with black, which resulted in a sort of Bad-Girl-of-the-50's look—frequently referred to as Rockabilly.

If you looked up Rockabilly in the dictionary, you'd see a picture of this outfit! OK, actually you wouldn't, because Rockabilly fashion is subjective at best, and there doesn't seem to be a clear-cut definition for what it entails. But if you looked up Rockabilly in Yahoo Images, (because subversives don't use Google), you would see a lot of red and black, a lot of flared skirts, and a lot of wide belts at the waist, all of which this outfit possesses. 

As a bonus, the sandals are GX by Gwen Stefani, whose picture on the cover of Tragic Kingdom served as my mental image for the "retro" girl for years (though looking at it now, I realize that while her hair and makeup are classic pinup, her clothing reflects no past era I've ever seen).

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